New Direct Flights from Detroit to Jamaica in 2019

Additional Exclusive Flights to Punta Cana Coming Next Winter

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

ATLANTA, June 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vacation Express will begin offering new, direct flights from Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) to Jamaica and expanding direct and non-stop flights to Punta Cana from Detroit in January of 2019. Flights to Jamaica will depart weekly on Mondays for 4 & 7 nights from January 21, 2019 through April 22, 2019 as well as on Fridays for 3 & 7 nights beginning January 25, 2019 and lasting through April 19, 2019. Expanded direct flights to Punta Cana for 3 & 7 nights with Saturday and Sunday departures will also be available starting January 19, 2019 through April 21, 2019 in addition to Tuesday departures for 4 & 7-night rotations beginning January 22, 2019 through April 23, 2019. Flights departing Wednesdays from January 23, 2019 until April 24, 2019 will offer 4-night direct flights & 7-night non-stop flights to Punta Cana.

Kevin Hernandez, VP Marketing and Sales at Vacation Express said, "We are excited about adding more flights from Detroit; we know Jamaica will become a popular destination for us this winter. For people still looking to get away this summer, Vacation Express still has a limited number of vacation packages available on our non-stops to Grand Bahama Island and Cozumel.”

“We are excited to see new options to the hottest destinations in the Caribbean during Detroit’s cold winter,” said Joe Cambron, Wayne County Airport Authority Director of Air Service Development. “Vacation Express is a great way for our passengers to fully experience the sandy beaches of Montego Bay or Punta Cana in one easy package.”

All Vacation Express public charter flights from Detroit to Jamaica and Punta Cana are operated by Sunwing Airlines on a Boeing 737-800 series aircraft. During flights to either destination, travelers can enjoy in-flight entertainment, a non-alcoholic beverage and a snack. For only $45 each way, travelers also have the option to upgrade to Elite Plus seating, which includes extra legroom, a free checked bag (up to 66lbs.) and priority check-in and boarding.

While travelers may purchase airfare only for roundtrip flights, most travelers are booking vacation packages with air and staying at all-inclusive resorts. Packages can be booked online at, by calling 1-800-309-4717 or through a local travel agent.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW) welcomed nearly 35 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the world’s leading air transportation hubs. With service from 14 scheduled passenger airlines, Michigan’s largest airport offers more than 1,100 flights per day to and from more than 140 non-stop destinations on four continents. With two award-winning passenger terminals, six jet runways, and an onsite AAA Four-Diamond Westin Hotel, DTW is among the world’s most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America. DTW is operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority, which also operates nearby Willow Run Airport – an important corporate, cargo and general aviation facility. The Airport Authority is entirely self-sustaining and does not receive tax dollars to support airport operations. Visit for more information.

About Vacation Express:
Based in Atlanta, Vacation Express, part of Sunwing Travel Group, is a tour operator specializing in quality, affordable vacation packages to over 30 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica. Now in business for over 25 years, Vacation Express is one of the country’s largest and most trusted tour operators. Travelers looking for the most affordable, all-inclusive vacations may book Vacation Express’ exclusive, non-stop packages through their travel agent, directly by phone seven days a week at 1-800-309-4717 or online at Exclusive charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines, Allegiant Air, Swift Air, LLC., VivaAerobus, Miami Air International and Volaris.  See Operator/Participant Agreement for details.

Additional Notes: *Small service fee of $10 applies when booking through Vacation Express Call Center. For full terms and conditions, hotel and description of all services, please refer to the Vacation Express 2018 Brochure, or call 1.800.309.4717. Vacation Express now accepts debit cards that offer the same consumer protection as credit cards. See Operator/Participant Agreement for details. Public charter flights are operated by Sunwing Airlines. All flights subject to DOT approval. Packages are limited and subject to change without prior notice. Airfares are per person, reflect lowest available airfare at time of printing, are subject to change and based upon availability of class of service. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Registered Florida seller of travel no. St 38441. State of California Seller of Travel Certificate of Registration #2107538-40.


Pamela Caltabiano | Public Relations Manager | 800.309.4717 x3098 

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